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The Friends of American Art was founded in 2007 and actively supports the Museum by developing and expanding its American art collection. The group provides educational programs and travel opportunities to its members. Events include lectures by leading authorities and visits to auctions, galleries, and noted public and private collections. At the Friends’ annual dinner, members vote on a major acquisition for the Museum’s collection of American art.
Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!
This Sunday, Master Docent Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Figural Jug by John Lehman in the American gallery.
The Museum recently acquired Tree and Landscape, a painting in tempera on paper by Charles Sheeler from 1947. The painting will serve to expand the narrative of American modernism told in the Museum’s American art collection.
In December, the Friends of American Art enjoyed an art-filled weekend getaway to Nashville, Tennessee. They stayed at the Union Station, a former railroad terminal originally opened in 1900. Steps from the Union Station is a historic U.S. Post Office building, now home to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The Frist is a […]
DALLAS TRIP RECAP By EAS and FoAA member Jim Gordy Members of Friends of American Art and the European Art Society came together to enjoy a weekend in Dallas and six of the area’s museums. The journey began at the Nasher Sculpture Museum and then across the street to the Dallas Museum of Art. After […]